Nonionizing radiation

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Nonionizing radiation consists of visible light, infrared rays, microwaves, and radio waves - none of which have enough energy to break off electrons from atoms, causing ionization. Television and radio broadcasts, radar, and cellular phone networks are examples of systems which utilize this type of electromagnetic radiation. It is generally believed that because nonionizing radiation does not poses enough power to damage atoms, it is relatively harmless to humans. However, there is some conflicting information which has lead to some opposing opinions in regard to safety.